Junior DB Helps Yale Beat Columbia
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Junior Adam Money (Whiteland, Ind.), a defensive back and kick returner for the Yale football team, has been named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week after making a number of key plays in the Elis' 23-22 win at Columbia last Saturday.
Money, replacing the top two return men who went down with injuries, had 148 all-purpose yards on his first day of kick return duties including 99 on kickoffs and 49 on punt returns.
A starting defensive back for the Blue, Money had a game-saving tackle late in the fourth quarter that stopped a Lion runner from scoring inside the five-yard line after a 75-yard gain. On the next Columbia series, with time running down in the fourth quarter, Money forced a fumble that he recovered to set up the game-winning score. He finished with four tackles and was named Walter Camp Yale Player of the Game.
Money has 21 solo tackles, 30 overall and two interceptions in 2009.
Image: Money making interception against Dartmouth this season (Jack Warhola image)